Education Sector

Education software glitch gives predators easy access to school kids

Christopher Harris reports: Australia’s top cyber safety boss has warned that strangers can directly contact students via a privacy glitch in education software, which is available to every public school student in NSW. The loophole allows predators to verify a student’s email using Google Hangouts and then contact them directly or by sharing a...

AU: Top cyber security agency to brief universities

Shannon Jenkins reports: Australia’s vice-chancellors will receive a high-level cyber security briefing from the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). The briefing will update universities on the latest security risks and ways to bolster their cyber security. Universities must have stronger defences in place, according to the Minister for Education, Dan Tehan. Read more on The...